Yes, the best of plans are bound to run aground more often than I'd care to admit. I had great plans on Saturday to lay out all those hexies I made awhile ago (remember those?) onto the king-sized bed sheet I planned to use for the background. The sheet, alas, was wrinkled - badly. OK - I have an iron and an itty-bitty teeny-tiny wee small (well you get the idea!) ironing board. Despite my noble plan to wrestle those wrinkles into submission the minute I moved the sheet to iron the next section it promptly wrinkled some more. Argh. So.... after some ponderment I hit upon the plan to hang said sheet over the dual rods in our bathroom, spritz it with water, and then turn the shower on with the door closed to build up steam. Nobody could have been more surprised than me when it actually worked! However, it took most of the day to dry so the 'Grande Plan' came to no fruition.
So...on to Grande Plan # 2 - designing the next landscape. Of course the first attempt didn't work and I changed my mind in mid-go anyway. So a re-design happened. By this time the day was gone.
And all this to tell you that (yep, you guessed it) another post of mumblings is heading your way....
- I happen to love The Grinch so of course THIS caught my eye!
- Those who enjoy cross stitching might find THIS of interest.
- Making one (or several!) of THESE little guys would be a fun addition to a Christmas tree.
- Have a look at the creations of THIS artist. Make sure you also click on her 'pet portraits' category!
- And HERE is another artist that has wonderful creations (and several different galleries to peek into).
- THIS is a great idea to use old sewing patterns.
- THIS was one of those things that elicited an involuntary 'awwww' from me. I know it's shown as being used for a baby shower - but I'm thinking in terms of Christmas ornaments too!
Today's quote.."If you don't do wild things while you're young, you'll have nothing to smile about when you're old"
Who needs an iron anyway. It seems your solution worked better. You will get inspired with those landscapes of yours and begin to play and all of a sudden you will be on your magical way.ReplyDelete
Needs must sometimes! Wasn't a perfect solution but it worked well enough.Delete
So sorry your day didn't go as planned, but thanks for another line-up of great links. Those crocheted gingerbread men are adorable! And thanks for the link to the free downloadable cross stitch magazine. I needed some more patterns. Not. But that didn't stop me from downloading it. :)ReplyDelete
I hate to say just how often my days don't go as planned! I haven't downloaded that magazine - yet. No doubt I will, even though I don't need it.Delete
A plethora of fun and fabulous items today. Love the lot. Skeeter's my favourite and I saved the Xstitch book.ReplyDelete
Did You do wild things when young??
A lady never tells (does she?). Glad you liked the links.Delete
Nothing wrong with doing wild things when you're old, either!ReplyDelete
Nope, it's not - provided the body stands up to the abuse!Delete
Your sheet adventure made me smile. Things like that are what makes life interesting.ReplyDelete
The latest sheet adventure doesn't have me smiling - or at least my knees certainly aren't! Spent the entire afternoon crawling around on the floor pinning hexies in place and now my body is reminding me that I'm old - too old for that!!!Delete
These days my clothes dryer and I have a secret agreement that my iron doesn't know about for getting rid of wrinkles....lol but I love your solution! (I'll keep it quiet from my iron, who believes it is only needed for quilt blocks). I loved the old pattern ideas although I must confess I started yawning before I got to the end of the instructions.....lol (short attention span)......but I might try it anyway.......and I, for one, love your mumblings.....ReplyDelete
Oh yes, my iron would tip over and die if it had to face clothing! I simply can't remember when the last time was that I ironed actual clothes.Delete
Good luck with all those plans Mary Anne, I am sure they will all come to fruition in the end! Christine xxReplyDelete
I'll get it done - eventually. The hexie quilt is just something I'm doing on a whim. I don't have a use for it but I wanted to play with hexies. Of course I had to decide that I should do it on a grand scale!Delete
That shower steam trick has saved many a trip outfit. Love the links dear. I am already missing what I should have done “wild” when I was younger!ReplyDelete
I don't do much traveling so never had the need for that particular application but it sure was nice to discover it works for large pieces of fabric too.Delete